Tag Archives: Diesel

Fix is in for some VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate SUVs

Volkswagen can begin updating roughly 38,000 SUVs illegally equipped with emissions-cheating devices, federal and state regulators announced Monday. The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter to VW, Audi, and Porsche officials Friday approving fixes for 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touaregs, 2013-2016 Porsche Cayennes, and 2015 Audi Q7s equipped with...

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1,200-hp twin-turbo diesel truck defines tire roasting

What happens when an old truck is tuned to make 1,200 horsepower from a Cummins diesel engine? Rubber is burned, and plumes of tire smoke are created. Hoonigan had Chuckle's Garage stop by with this monster: a vintage Ford pickup truck turned into a lean, mean, racing machine. As mentioned, it...

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VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel emissions cheating deepens, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of diesel engines and other areas. Germany's Der Spiegel on Friday reported that the three automakers have since the 1990s...

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Future of diesel at Porsche to be decided by end of decade

Porsche hasn't been able to avoid the diesel emissions scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group, with the diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles fitted with emissions cheating software. Porsche has already been forced to stop sales of the Cayenne Diesel in the United...

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Opel CEO Neumann steps down, is tipped to take lead role at Audi

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann confirmed on Monday he is stepping down. He will remain a member of the board until after General Motors' sale of Opel to French auto giant PSA Group is completed. The sale was announced in March and is expected to close in the coming months. Neumann's replacement...

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Report: VW may recruit Opel CEO Neumann to lead Audi

Reports out of Germany suggest Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is planning to step down following General Motors' sale of Opel to French auto giant PSA Group. The sale was announced in March and is expected to close in the coming months. Neumann's potential departure from Opel was reported...

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